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If You Were a Chocolate Mustache

J. Patrick Lewis, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)


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Hardcover (10/1/2012)


Now in paperback, a collection of original, wickedly funny poems from Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis accompanied by illustrations by Caldecott Medal-winner Matthew Cordell.

In this tasty collection, J. Patrick Lewis stirs humor into an astonishing array of subjects--from animals to school to dragons to food. And he delivers them in a remarkable variety of forms, including riddles, limericks, nonsense rhymes, parodies, anagrams, story poems, haiku, and more. Baked in Lewis's brilliant imagination and sprinkled with Matthew Cordell's warm, witty drawings, the result is a book that will delight any young reader!

Praise For If You Were a Chocolate Mustache

"Prolific versifier, author, riddlizer (etc.) Lewis offers this mostly new (a few appeared in magazines or anthologies) collection of laughs and linguistic lampoons...poetry (and silliness) seekers will find much to feast upon. Cordell's scribbly illustrations bring the master (Silverstein, who receives a tribute poem here) to mind and are the goofy icing on this goofy cake. Verse seekers could do worser than to swallow down this course of funky, funny forms of wordy wit." —Kirkus Reviews

". . . Lewis is not only one of the most prolific, comic poets; he's also one of the funniest and most inventive. The collection will serve as a strong resource for creative-writing prompts. A great big feast of poems." —School Library Journal

Wordsong, 9781684377053, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis is the 2011 winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children and the former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate (2011-2013). His many books include Keep a Pocket in Your Poem, Face Bug, and Please Bury Me in the Library. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.

Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Knowing Book. His title Wolf in the Snow won the 2018 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago. Visit